What are the STI test options in Kent,OH?
Kent is a town located in Portage County. The county has seen a rise in STDs, with chlamydia with the highest infection rates in women, ages 15-44. Men in the age range of 15-34 have a high rate of chlamydia infections. The rate of infection has almost doubled since 2015.
Gonorrhea as also nearly doubled since 2015, when the number was 12 infections compared to 25 in 2018. There are no statistics on syphilis infections as Portage County does not require reporting.
“A nurse and midwife at at a University Hospitals gynecology practice in Portage County, said female patients under the age of 25 are routinely screened for both chlamydia and gonorrhea. The diseases can be found with a simple urine test, which also is available to older women upon request, and also is offered if they fall into a higher risk group.” – Record-Courier
Luckily, there are several testing facilities in and around Kent. Planned Parenthood, located on East Main Street in Kent, is one such place.
DeWeese Health Center at Kent State University also offers STD testing and you can find them on Eastway Drive.
Town Hall II on North Water Street, located in Kent, is another resource.
AxessPointe Community Health Center is located in Kent on Gougler Avenue is a federally qualified health center that offers testing as well.
Though some clinics may offer free STD testing, others do not. Other clinics may offer testing done on a sliding scale based on income, no insurance, and welfare eligibility.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.